There's a whole project explanation on behanced: [link]
The figure is a vector illustration that I then created clipping masks of an ariel photo of this same city, and felt an MLK quote was appropriate.
I was supposed to be working on finals --- oh well XD
Adobe Illustrator, pen tool, clipping mask -- no reference (I feel I'm moving away from my dependence on photos)
The original photo: [link]
Background texture came from here: [link]